Through the stories of a Hispanic girls soccer team at Kelly High School in Chicago, In the Game illustrates the enormous challenges facing inner-city girls in their quest for higher education and, most importantly, success in life.
From the team of producers behind the legendary documentary Hoop Dreams, Maria Finitzo’s wise, patient film similarly commits its vision to a team of high school athletes and their communal quest for a greater education through soccer. A small yet intimate gesture of humanism of immeasurable worth.
"I don't understand how you couldn't look at it through a racial justice lens." The tragic stillbirth sadly seems to be the defining trope, but only insofar as it's linked to the touching surprise birthday party for the coach.